Archive for the ‘Bilingual’ Category

Fiesta Fiasco

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
by Ann Whitford Paul, illustrated by Ethan Long
Conejo, Iguana, and Tortuga go shopping for birthday presents for Culebra. Guided by Conejo’s advice, they each purchase an item that Culebra will have little use for. They are, however, exactly what Conejo wants! This funny story is perfectly matched by Long’s farcical illustrations. The text includes Spanish vocabulary words that are easily deciphered from the story’s context. Recommended for ages 4-8.

The Frog in the Well

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
retold by Irene Y. Tsai, Chinese translation by Joyce Lin, illustrated by Pattie Caprio
A delightfully simple retelling of the Chinese idiom, the frog in the well is king of his watery little kingdom. But one day, a sea turtle comes along and tells him of the wonders the sea holds. Suddenly, the frog realizes that his world of experience is very limited. Written in both English and Chinese, this book is a wonderful introduction to new speakers of either language.